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Lawmakers Describe 'Being Slimed in the Green Zone'
WashingtonPost.com ^ | 8/31/07 | Jonathan Weisman

Posted on 08/31/2007 3:18:05 AM PDT by Laverne

The sheets of paper seemed to be everywhere the lawmakers went in the Green Zone, distributed to Iraqi officials, U.S. officials and uniformed military of no particular rank. So when Rep. James P. Moran Jr. (D-Va.) asked a soldier last weekend just what he was holding, the congressman was taken aback to find out.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: greenzone; iraq; jamespmoranjr; jimmoran
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1 posted on 08/31/2007 3:18:07 AM PDT by Laverne
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To: Laverne

They think they’re being “slimed” when their own votes and words are published?


2 posted on 08/31/2007 3:21:23 AM PDT by livius
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To: Laverne

So telling people what politicians have said, is getting “slimed”. Got it.

Or did I miss something? Did any of these pols not say, what they were said to have said?

These people *are* slime.


3 posted on 08/31/2007 3:21:59 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: Laverne
So when Rep. James P. Moran Jr. (D-Va.) asked a soldier last weekend just what he was holding, the congressman was taken aback to find out.

The Representative's name was misspelled.

It's MORON, not MORAN....

4 posted on 08/31/2007 3:22:12 AM PDT by dirtbiker (I'm a liberal's worst nightmare: a redneck with a pickup, a library card, and a concel carry permit)
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To: Laverne

Congresscritters upset that their bio’s were distributed with some of their quotes about the war in Iraq. What a bunch of babies...they appear to be ashamed that the troops were given information about them and how they voted on Iraq issues.


5 posted on 08/31/2007 3:22:19 AM PDT by Laverne
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To: livius

We’re on the same page here.


6 posted on 08/31/2007 3:22:30 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: Laverne

Slimy ‘Rats call it “being slimed” when their own words and positions are discussed — funny how deep down they know what their ideas are really worth!!


7 posted on 08/31/2007 3:22:59 AM PDT by Enchante (Reid and Pelosi Defeatocrats: Surrender Now - Peace for Our Time!!)
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To: Laverne
I notice that they don't DENY that they said that stuff.

They're not being "slimed", they're being confronted in an embarassing way with their own words against the troops.

Too bad. If you might be embarassed by what you're saying, maybe, just maybe, you ought not to say it in the first place!.

8 posted on 08/31/2007 3:23:02 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: FreedomPoster; All
LOL! We're ALL saying the same thing!

Too funny! Lots of great minds on this thread!

9 posted on 08/31/2007 3:23:50 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: Laverne

Some of my favorite words from Jim Moron (D-Tehran):

“If it were not for the strong support of the Jewish community for this war with Iraq, we would not be doing this. The leaders of the Jewish community are influential enough that they could change the direction of where this is going, and I think they should.”


10 posted on 08/31/2007 3:24:28 AM PDT by Fresh Wind
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To: Laverne
"But even such tight control could not always filter out the bizarre world inside the barricades. At one point, the three were trying to discuss the state of Iraqi security forces with Iraq's national security adviser, Mowaffak al-Rubaie, but the large, flat-panel television set facing the official proved to be a distraction. Rubaie was watching children's cartoons. When Moran asked him to turn it off, Rubaie protested with a laugh and said, "But this is my favorite television show," Moran recalled."

Dear Lib Reporter, a more accurate interpretation would be that Rubaie considered children's cartoons more intelligent, interesting, and relevant than the babbling of a Demagogue politician.
11 posted on 08/31/2007 3:28:02 AM PDT by Enchante (Reid and Pelosi Defeatocrats: Surrender Now - Peace for Our Time!!)
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To: AnAmericanMother

Now that we’re seeing significant demonstrable success from Petraeus, they’re running from their previous words. Running hard, and running fast.

It’s amazing to me that these pols don’t seem to realize the Internet exists, and that it’s really very easy now, to dredge up their words and positions.


12 posted on 08/31/2007 3:30:57 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: Laverne

A competent military commander will always brief his troops on the nature, identity, and tactics of their enemies.


13 posted on 08/31/2007 3:31:42 AM PDT by Fresh Wind
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To: FreedomPoster
I wish that Republicans in general would have the guts to confront these cowards with their own words.

But sometimes it's hard to find a spine amongst the pubbies in charge.

Which is why the Internet will have to do it for them . . . . I don't mind picking up the slack, even though the pubbies won't, because so much is at stake.

14 posted on 08/31/2007 3:34:22 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: Fresh Wind

HA!


15 posted on 08/31/2007 3:36:38 AM PDT by Laverne
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To: Laverne
"This is beyond parsing. This is being slimed in the Green Zone," Tauscher said of her bio.

I don't know if any of this is true but it the article fits the left.

I've read or heard on more than one occasions when a liberal is quoted, they feel smeared or slimed. I figure at some point in their lives they should accept responsibility of their action and words. If they don't feel right about it, then stop what ever they are doing or saying. LOLOLOL

Jonathan Weisman sides with back stabbing liberal peons as usual.
16 posted on 08/31/2007 3:38:06 AM PDT by Tut
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To: livius

Quoting liberals is the worst kind of slander....


17 posted on 08/31/2007 3:39:07 AM PDT by Kozak
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To: livius

Next thing ya’ know they’ll claim they were “Swiftboated”

Yeah, “Swiftboated” by the truth of their own words.


18 posted on 08/31/2007 3:39:58 AM PDT by PeteB570 (Guns, what real men want for Christmas)
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To: livius

Hoisted on their own petards...da retards.


19 posted on 08/31/2007 3:58:51 AM PDT by Adder (hialb)
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To: dirtbiker
No, they had it right.


20 posted on 08/31/2007 4:01:13 AM PDT by thecabal
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To: Laverne

Any politician who believes a few days in the IZ (aka “Camp Cupcake”) will provide them with useful and truthful insights is already a deluded fool. But we already said they are politicians, no need to be redundant.


21 posted on 08/31/2007 4:10:34 AM PDT by angkor
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To: Tut

If it’s slimy when it is bounced back, why do they not consider it slime when it comes out of their mouths?


22 posted on 08/31/2007 4:12:46 AM PDT by listenhillary (millions crippled by the war on poverty....but we won't pull out)
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To: Laverne

ROTFLMAO!!! Only the dims would complain about their own words being quoted in a briefing paper. This is too funny!


23 posted on 08/31/2007 4:14:37 AM PDT by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: Laverne

Moron is one of the worst scumbags in DC.


24 posted on 08/31/2007 4:18:28 AM PDT by Beckwith (dhimmicrats and the liberal media have .chosen sides -- Islamofascism)
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To: Laverne
Did anyone read down to this:At one point, the three were trying to discuss the state of Iraqi security forces with Iraq's national security adviser, Mowaffak al-Rubaie, but the large, flat-panel television set facing the official proved to be a distraction. Rubaie was watching children's cartoons.

I think I would have lost it and shot the damn tv! My guys are dying here A$$hole!

25 posted on 08/31/2007 4:19:36 AM PDT by MrPiper
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To: livius

It’s an expectation that grew out of McCain-Feingold...


26 posted on 08/31/2007 4:29:09 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Laverne

Did Moran PUNCH the soldier?? Moran is nothing but a PUNK BULLY!


27 posted on 08/31/2007 4:31:24 AM PDT by Suzy Quzy
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To: Fresh Wind
“If it were not for the strong support of the Jewish community for this war with Iraq,”

I gotta call Brave Sierra on this whopper.

According to Moran, a miracle has happened - America’s Jewish ‘community’ has abandoned the Democratic Party and supported Bush.

One can learn much by carefully contemplating the words of a Democrat. Had it not been for Moran, I would never have known such a thing about America’s “Jewish community”.

At this rate, Moran’s next lesson will be that Bush is also a member of “America’s Jewish community”.

Should I now study Moran instead of Maimonides? Questions, questions.

28 posted on 08/31/2007 4:31:59 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principle)
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To: Laverne
Petraeus you magnificent bastard!

Soldiers are following the company line, a concept that is all too familiar to the democrats.

29 posted on 08/31/2007 4:32:07 AM PDT by patj
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To: Enchante

Mommy, mommy, George and Karl are swiftboating me!!


30 posted on 08/31/2007 4:39:21 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Cuius testiculos habeas, habeas cardia et cerebellum)
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To: Beckwith

In light of the title of the article, may I suggest changing;

“Moron is one of the worst scumbags in DC.”
to
“Moran is one of the worst ‘slimebags’ in DC.”

Respectfully, I suggested changing ‘Moron’ to ‘Moran’, lest this particular moron be lost in the mewling, puking crowd of morons in Congress.


31 posted on 08/31/2007 4:39:58 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principle)
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To: Fresh Wind

“...foreign and domestic...”


32 posted on 08/31/2007 4:46:57 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (I've been waiting since 11/04/79 to do something about Iran.)
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To: livius
I take their response as an admission from them that what they have been saying about the war is, indeed, "slimey".

Maybe they should shut up totally to keep from being "slimed" again.

33 posted on 08/31/2007 4:51:16 AM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: Laverne

The Washington Post’s own “comments section” for this article needs to be slimed. Right now the comments mostly appear to be from Code Pinkos and Clinton State Department holdovers, trashing the admin, the troops, etc., and blaming Rove and Cheney for the bios.


34 posted on 08/31/2007 4:55:56 AM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: livius

Exactly.


35 posted on 08/31/2007 4:58:43 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: Suzy Quzy

Moran only punches little kids. Real men (and women, too, most likely) would kick his arse if he hit them.


36 posted on 08/31/2007 4:59:34 AM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: angkor

You are correct! US Embassy grounds are best, most comfortable in theatre. As many if not more civillians as military. These VIP guys usually wheel in and out so fast it is funny. I would also venture a guess that most residents know more of the good congress persons history than the general public, with or without flyers.


37 posted on 08/31/2007 5:00:47 AM PDT by JParris
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To: Allegra

Ping.


38 posted on 08/31/2007 5:20:36 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: MrPiper

Moran and fellow a$$holes don’t give a $hit about our guys dying it helps their cause. Maybe the Iraqis knew these POS will denounce anything happening there anyway and gave them the respect they deserve.


39 posted on 08/31/2007 5:50:32 AM PDT by mimaw
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To: livius

Enemy identification


40 posted on 08/31/2007 6:08:32 AM PDT by Stand W (Fetchez La Vache!)
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To: Kozak

“Quoting liberals is the worst kind of slander....”

Typical liberal; they just can’t stand to be held responsible for their own actions.


41 posted on 08/31/2007 6:15:19 AM PDT by Stand W (Fetchez La Vache!)
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To: Laverne
Awww, are the defeatists in Congress upset when the troops are told the truth about their record?!?

This Washington Post hack has some balls, saying the Bush administration manipulates--as if the "We must Surrender" crowd hasn't already reached conclusions about the war.

Hell, Chief White Flag Waver Harry Reid has already said, "The war is lost"! But no, these Democrat liberals are soooo open minded....

I hope the Washington Post's circulation tanks and this clown masquerading as a journalist ends up writing obituaries for the Des Moines Register.

42 posted on 08/31/2007 6:24:46 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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"This is beyond parsing. This is being slimed in the Green Zone," Tauscher said of her bio.

Heh! You ought to hear the stuff we say when you're not here.

43 posted on 08/31/2007 7:17:07 AM PDT by Allegra
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To: Allegra

And Allegra wins best line of the thread!


44 posted on 08/31/2007 7:23:04 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (There's more than one way to burn a book - Ray Bradbury)
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To: Laverne
Come on. Dem culture slimes and otherwise demoralizes and disrespects soldiers all day, every day. And after all, Taucher’s (sp?) district has declared itself a military free zone. Now they expect respect? Soldiers know the score.
45 posted on 08/31/2007 7:48:00 AM PDT by ArmyTeach (Troops, we've got your back...)
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To: ArmyTeach

Post scriptum. These phonies couldn’t care less about soldiers anyway. They are completely self-absorbed and only concerned about boondoggles and photo ops for their newsletters and next election cycle.


46 posted on 08/31/2007 7:51:13 AM PDT by ArmyTeach (Troops, we've got your back...)
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To: Laverne

“But even such tight control could not always filter out the bizarre world inside the barricades. At one point, the three were trying to discuss the state of Iraqi security forces with Iraq’s national security adviser, Mowaffak al-Rubaie, but the large, flat-panel television set facing the official proved to be a distraction. Rubaie was watching children’s cartoons.

When Moran asked him to turn it off, Rubaie protested with a laugh and said, “But this is my favorite television show,” Moran recalled.

Porter confirmed the incident, although he tried to paint the scene in the best light, noting that at least they had electricity.

“I don’t disagree it was an odd moment, but I did take a deep breath and say, ‘Wait a minute, at least they are using the latest technology, and they are monitoring the world,’ “ Porter said. “But, yes, it was pretty annoying.””

That’s pretty funny... the Iraqi Security Adviser rather watch cartoons then get lectured to from a US Congresswoman.


47 posted on 08/31/2007 8:15:15 AM PDT by pacelvi (In general, Democrats are the only real reason to vote for Republicans. - Thomas Sowell)
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To: GladesGuru
Suggestion appreciated and undoubtedly necessary.
48 posted on 08/31/2007 8:21:05 AM PDT by Beckwith (dhimmicrats and the liberal media have .chosen sides -- Islamofascism)
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To: GladesGuru

Hey, your talking about my congressman. Could you speak a little louder so others can hear?


49 posted on 08/31/2007 10:01:26 AM PDT by Jigajog
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To: JParris

Did they ever get a oft-rumored Starbucks at the IZ Embassy? Or was it just a super-duper Green Beans?


50 posted on 08/31/2007 11:12:38 AM PDT by angkor
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